Build an Effective Networking Strategy
Join us for a free introduction to developing an effective networking strategy with RISE co-founder and President Tony Young.
Networking is an essential skill for any nonprofit leader or entrepreneur. Fundraising, board development, corporate partnerships, and a litany of other essentials for organizational success are determined by who you know, what you know, and how you leverage connections. This training will provide a foundation for a successful networking strategy that can be implemented immediately and help you continue to grow your organization.
This workshop will:
Help you identify your current networking base
Guide you in understanding how to leverage your base for maximum effectiveness
Teach you how to expand your network
Provide insight on how to navigate San Diegos political and philanthropic communities
Help you create a strategy to implement your networking power wheel
Target audience: Staff, board, and volunteers fromsmall nonprofit and minority-owned businesses throughout San Diego County, with priority registration for nonprofits offering health and social services to high-risk/high-need populations.
Seating is limitedregistration is required. Parking at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center is free and the venue is accessible via public transportation from the MTS Euclid Avenue Trolley Station.
Facilitator: Tony Young is the co-founder and president of RISE San Diego where he is responsible for building strategic partnerships and advancing community relations. Tony was an educator and taught middle school in the San Diego Unified School District for more than ten years before building a career in public service advocating for policies and services critical to the lives within the communities he represented. In 2004, he was elected to the San Diego City Council where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including council president from 2010 to 2012 and chair of the budget, audit, and rules and intergovernmental affairs committees. During his time in office, he authored the citys first fair banking ordinance as well as legislation to create the Gang Prevention and Intervention Commission and the small business contracting ordinance.
In 2013, he was appointed CEO of the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter; under his direction, the organization developed collaborative relationships with businesses, government agencies, and community organizations to address community-wide needs for emergency preparation. He later served as chair of Kevin Faulconers Mayoral Transition Team and has served on numerous boards and committees that have provided him with a unique insight into the needs of the greater San Diego community, including the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, and League of California Cities.
Tony received his degree in socio-economics from Howard University and teaching credentials from the University of San Diego; more recently, he graduated from the Harvard Kennedy Schools Executive Education program. He and his wife, Jacque, live in San Diego and have three daughters.
This training opportunity is made possible by the County of San Diego:
Feb 20, 2018
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